Screenshot of a 1983 disinformation campaugn that falsely claims the U.S. Invented the Aids virus

Each one Teach One: How do Russia’s Lies Distort our Perceptions

The previous video, Meet the KGB Spies Who Invented Fake News, breaks down a Russian lie about the origin of the AIDS virus: it was a lie that distorted my view of the Federal Government for decades.

The lie was the U.S. Government created AIDS and used it on Gays.

A screenshot of a newspaper headline that reads AIDS is a U.S. Biological Attack on African-Americans and Gays
A headline that reads AIDS is a U.S. Biological Attack on African-Americans and Gays.

Reagan’s homophobic response to AIDS gave power to Russia’s lie.

I could believe his government used my people to test a weapon.

In truth, Ronald Reagan was simply a homophobe in a culture of institutional homophobia.

Reagan was a man of his time.

The #LGBTQ community continued to challenge the law and the Constitution prevailed: we won the right to serve our country and legally marry.

One of the goals of Russian information warfare is to create a society in which we can’t tell the difference between fact and fiction. Brookings

This second video from the New York Times dissects the seven point strategy Russia uses when it launches a cyber attack.

How did Russia’s lies distort your perception of our government during the 2016 campaign?

A Fake YouTube video that falsely claims the U.S. welfare system supports Muslim men who have four wives
A Fake YouTube video that smears Muslims. Source, the New York Times.

I urge you to watch the third video, ‘How Disinformation Is Taking Over the World’

A screenshot from a New York Times video that explains how Russian disinformation affects Americans
How Do Russia’s Lies Distort Your Perceptions of Reality

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2 thoughts on “Each one Teach One: How do Russia’s Lies Distort our Perceptions

    1. Hi Chuck,

      Russia’s hybrid warfare is comprehensive and slow moving, the goal of the is the corruption of every sector of the target nation’s culture and political system.

      I strongly recommend people read this report from the Rand Corporation:

      https://www.rand.org/blog/2018/08/heres-how-russia-will-try-to-interfere-in-the-2018.html

      If we are to beat this, each of us must become an independent journalist: someone who verifies sources and looks for the facts.

      I consider no story is true until I’ve verified it with multiple credible news sources.

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